47 homes in Peter Paul to get free make-overs

04/21/2011 11:16 AM by

Come out and see 47 homes in the Peter Paul neighborhood receive free home repair make-overs on Saturday, 30 April 2011, from 8AM-5PM. 1,500 volunteers will work on houses owned by seniors with low-income and people who are disabled.

Examples of repairs and renovations include painting, heating/ cooling, roof, windows, handrails, porch repairs, lighting and removal of dangerous trip/ fall hazards. This will be the 19th event year.

An event Kick-Off will be held the day before during an Affordable Housing Awareness Week event being sponsored by Partnership for Affordable Housing (an association of 14 nonprofit organizations). This event will include food, fun and festivity and provide a chance for neighbors in the Peter Paul Neighborhood to come together and learn more about local resources available to them.

Rebuilding Together of Richmond is a local nonprofit agency that receives its supplies and funding from Richmond-based businesses, individuals and community partners.

Homes to be repaired are chosen annually from applications submitted to Rebuilding Together of Richmond in November. Criteria for assistance include: homeowners who are 55 years of age or older or have disabilities; have a household income less than $25,000; and, living in a property in a selected project area (assessed annually).

For more information, please contact Amy King, Director, Rebuilding Together of Richmond, at: 804.513.8628 (mobile); or via email, at:; or website, at



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